Daddy must be proud.
Imran Mostafa – whose father faces deportation from the UK – carried out the raid with Jonathon Abdul, 17, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on 31 January.
Mostafa, 20, denied robbery and possession of a firearm with intent but was convicted at Norwich Crown Court.
Jewellery worth about £75,000 was taken in the raid. Both Mostafa and Abdul will be sentenced at a future date.
Ossama Hamed, 19, of Gresswell Street, Fulham, and Ahmed Ahmed, 19, of Nags Head Road, Enfield, north London, had both previously admitted the same charges in relation to the robbery at Francis Wain on Norfolk Street.
They too will be sentenced at a later date.
Details of Mostafa’s parentage had been made the subject of a contempt of court order by Judge Peter Jacobs, which was lifted after jurors reached their verdicts.
The judge also lifted restrictions on reporting the identity of Abdul, who was 16 at the time of the robbery.
The court heard how members of the shop staff cowered behind counters as three men burst in – one armed with a firearm and another with a hammer, which was used to break display cabinets.
Another man stayed in a van which was used as a getaway vehicle.
Prosecutor Ian James told the court: “One of the robbers let off some sort of smoke bomb causing confusion, and stock was taken as loads of glass fragments went everywhere because of the way the robbery was conducted.”
Civil engineering student Mostafa, of Deverills Way, Slough, told the jury he had been teaching Arabic and the Koran at a community centre in London at the time the robbery took place.
He told the jury when he gave evidence: “I am not a thief. I am not an armed robber.”
Armed? That’s comedy gold, considering his father.
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